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10 Best Time Saving Apps and Plugins To Optimize Your Blog

This is a guest post by Natalie Sisson.

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Building a blog that matters is a full-time gig these days, especially if you want to stay ahead of close to 200 million other competing blogs- which you do, right?

You need to be on you’re A-game all the time, and as a result it’s just too easy to get caught up doing ‘everything’ on your blog. If you’re like most bloggers, you spend your time constantly tweaking your sidebar, installing new plugins, changing your optin form and rewriting your about page.

These are definitely useful activities, but only if you can see they are optimizing your blog – like the load time, the bounce rate, time people spend on your pages, or increasing your conversion rate – like more subscribers, more sales, or more referrals.

If that’s not happening then why are you wasting your time on these things?

I can assure you there are better ways to spend your precious time, and I want to show you how with these great apps that are made for helping busy bloggers, like you and me. Plus we will look at the best plugins that alleviate a lot of this ‘extra tweaking’ time you’re currently engaged in.

Spend Your Time Doing The Right Things

First off I’d like to say that if you really want a blog that sparkles like a diamond in the blogosphere sea, you need to focus on three things:

1. Writing killer content that provides your audience with, either a ton of value, or high quality entertainment, so that your posts are shared like crazy.

2. Guest posting on other sites with audiences that you would like to lure back to your blog, who would benefit from reading your posts, watching your videos, listening to your podcast – whatever your ‘unique thang’ is.

3. Writing amazing emails or newsletters, alongside your blog content, that people look forward to reading every week or month and actually forward to their friends. That way you increase your subscriber base, so you have a bigger audience to reach, empower and sell your goods and gifts to.

So let’s get on to the juicy stuff, shall we?